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By Sophie Duncan

ISBN-10: 0198790848

ISBN-13: 9780198790846

Shakespeare's girls and the Fin de Siècle illuminates the main iconoclastic performances of Shakespeare's heroines in past due Victorian theatre, in the course of the big name, statement, and wider careers of the actresses who performed them. via bringing jointly fin-de-siècle performances of Shakespeare and modern Victorian drama for the 1st time, this booklet illuminates the important ways that fin-de-siècle Shakespeare and
contemporary Victorian theatre tradition conditioned each one other.

Actresses' hobbies among Shakespeare and fin-de-siècle roles demonstrate the collisions and unforeseen consonances among it seems that self reliant components of the fin-de-siècle repertory. Performances together with Ellen Terry's girl Macbeth, Madge Kendal's Rosalind, and Lillie Langtry's Cleopatra light up fin-de-siècle Shakespeare's full of life intersections with cultural phenomena together with the 'Jack the Ripper' killings, Aestheticism, the suicide craze, and the
rise of metropolitan shops. If, as past reports have proven, Shakespeare used to be far and wide in Victorian tradition, Sophie Duncan explores the amazing ways that late-Victorian tradition, from Dracula to pornography, and from Ruskin to the suffragettes, inflected Shakespeare.

Via a wealth of unpublished archival fabric, Duncan unearths women's inventive networks on the fin de siècle, and the way Shakespearean functionality traditions moved among actresses through little-studied functionality genealogies. whilst, debatable new degree company made fin-de-siècle Shakespeare as a lot a crucible for debates over gender roles and sexuality as performs via Ibsen and Shaw. more and more, actresses' inventive networks encompassed suffragist
activists, who took own idea from big name Shakespearean actresses. From a Salome-esque Juliet to a feminist Paulina, fin-de-siècle actresses created cultural legacies which Shakespeare-in-performance nonetheless negotiates today.

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